Conservation Minor

The conservation minor is designed for students who want to expand their experience in conservation biology, education, and ecology to prepare for conservation-related careers.


The conservation minor consists of 6 courses.

Choose 2 of the following conservation courses:6
Conservation Biology
Conservation Behavior
Conservation Education
Choose at least one class from each of the following 4 areas (labs either required or optional):
Area 1: Skills3-4
Geographical Information Systems (GIS) for the Social Sciences
Field Ecology
Conservation Education 1
Wildlife Ecology and Conservation in Africa
Internship in Conservation
Internship 1 (must take 491C)
Internship 2 (must take 492C)
Area 2: Applications3-4
Conservation Behavior 1
Urban Ecology
Conservation Biology 1
Community Ecology
Population and Conservation Genetics
Area 3: Conservation History3-4
Nature, Culture and Interpretation
Environmental History of the United States
Environmental Ethics
Theological Ethics and Environmental Justice
Area 4: Social Science3-4
Field Studies in Political Ecology & Wildlife Conservation
Canisius Ambassadors for Conservation
Environmental Communication
Environmental Policy
Environment and Society